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Nokia Lumia 710 Review

Nokia Lumia 710

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Nokia Lumia 710 Review
Introduction:

Out of all the major domestic wireless carriers, it’s blatantly obvious that T-Mobile has been the most proactive one when it comes to selling Nokia devices, which is evident with past devices like the Nokia Nuron and Astound. Reinventing themselves, Nokia has a lot to overcome if they intend on being a major player in the US once again, but with Microsoft’s blessings, they seem poised to make a comeback. With that in mind, the Finnish company embarks on a new venture with its upcoming Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile, which is priced competitively at $49.99 on-contract, but the question that remains unanswered is whether or not it’ll be a standout hit to garner some buzz.
Nokia Lumia 710 Review
Nokia Lumia 710 Review

The package contains:

  • microUSB cable
  • Wall Charger
  • Start Guide
  • Product and Safety Information

Design:

When you’re deemed as a launch pad device to jumpstart a new beginning, one would only expect to see something remarkably piercing to the soul. Unfortunately, we’re a bit underwhelmed as a whole with the design of the Nokia Lumia 710 because of its oh-so predictable appearance.

The Nokia Lumia 710 has a  predictable appearance - Nokia Lumia 710 Review
The Nokia Lumia 710 has a  predictable appearance - Nokia Lumia 710 Review
The Nokia Lumia 710 has a  predictable appearance - Nokia Lumia 710 Review

Nokia Lumia 710 Review

You can compare the Nokia Lumia 710 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Accidental presses are pretty much non-existent with the Nokia Lumia 710, thankfully, because it employs physical Windows buttons as opposed to capacitive ones. Physical buttons are abundant with this one, but with its volume rocker, shutter key, and power button, they’re notoriously difficult to feel out – not to mention lacking a decent response too! Strangely, for something that’s a part of the second wave of Windows Phones, its omission of a front-facing camera is puzzling.

The Nokia Lumia 710 employs physical Windows buttons - Nokia Lumia 710 Review

Bottom edge - Nokia Lumia 710 Review
Left side - Nokia Lumia 710 Review
Power key, microUSB port and 3.5mm jack (top) - Nokia Lumia 710 Review
Camera shutter and volume key (right) - Nokia Lumia 710 Review

Bottom edge

Left side

Power key, microUSB port and 3.5mm jack (top)

Camera shutter and volume key (right)


Back - Nokia Lumia 710 Review
Rear camera - Nokia Lumia 710 Review
Speaker grill - Nokia Lumia 710 Review
Battery compartment - Nokia Lumia 710 Review

Back

Rear camera

Speaker grill

Battery compartment



Display:

With the Lumia 710’s 3.7” WVGA (480 x 800) Clear Black display, it’s decent to say the least among other things, but it’s not totally mesmerizing. Of course, details are more than sufficient for its screen size and resolution, while its rich color production is especially tantalizing to the eyes. However, its overall allure is diminished by its weak brightness output and poor viewing angles, which ultimately washes things out and makes it rather difficult to view under the presence of the sun.

The Nokia Lumia 710 has a 3.7” WVGA Clear Black display - Nokia Lumia 710 Review
The Nokia Lumia 710 has a 3.7” WVGA Clear Black display - Nokia Lumia 710 Review


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Nokia Lumia 710

Nokia Lumia 710

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.69 x 2.46 x 0.49 inches
(119 x 62.4 x 12.48 mm)
4.43 oz  (126 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 6.9 hours talk time

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